Photography is probably one of the most popular hobbies in the world today. Wikipedia defines Photography as the art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.
Many photographers around the world still use old school film cameras but there are tons more using digital cameras nowadays. Digital cameras have revolutionized photography around the world. The first recorded attempt at building a digital camera in 1975 (by Steven Sasson an engineer at Eastman Kodak). Technology has majorly improved and have become much cheaper since then. Nowadays you can pick up an entry level Digital Camera for under R1000. It used to be a lot more expensive than that.
If you are an aspiring photographer and you’re looking for equipment to start your photographical journey, check out the categories for Photographical Equipment, Cameras and Digital Cameras on the Junk Mail website for some photographical classifieds! You can also follow these Second Hand Camera Buying Tips (which were posted on the Junk Mail blog earlier this year).
The stunning photography website, Boston Big Picture features photo albums from global events and showcase some of the work of the best photographers on planet Earth. Today the Junk Mail team are showcasing 5 Amazingly Awesome Photos that we found on this website and one photo taken by a photographer from Cape Town, Anelia Loubser.
This photo features the moon shines behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 6th of May 2012. It was taken by Victor R. Caivano and published by the Associated Press. The night sky on May 5 was animated by the once-a-year cosmic event of the perigee moon. Its popularly referred to as the “Supermoon”. The moon appears much larger above us when the elliptical orbit brings it within 221,802 miles to Earth (the closest point). The moon appears roughly 20 percent brighter and 15 percent larger.
This photo features a Japanese snow monkey relaxing in a hot spring in the Jigokudani valley in the Northern Nagano Prefecture in Japan. The monkeys descend from the forests to the warm waters of the hot springs in the mornings and return to the security of the forests in the evenings. This photo was taken by Nick Ut for the Associated Press in February 2012.
This photo features a beautiful rainbow after the rain, into the green zone of the Palawan Islands in the Philippines. This photo was taken by George Tapan and won the Places Award for the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest.
Remember the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa? It’s hard to believe that that was almost 2 years ago. In this photo fireworks light up the sky over Soccer City stadium (now called FNB Stadium) in Soweto after the 2010 FIFA World Cup final on the 11th of July 2010. This photo was taken by Monirul Bhuiyan and published by AFP and Getty Images.
The Coachella music festival (which was held in California in the United States for two weekends in a row) had more than 80,000 attendees on each weekend. In this photo Coachella music fans dance as DJ Girl Talk (aka Gregg Michael Gillis) performs during Day 3 of the this year’s festival. This photo was taken by Frazer Harrison for Getty Images.
This photo featuring the mist coming in over the Cape Town skyline was taken by Anelia Loubser, a photographer based in the mother city. This photo is truly stunning and has gone viral all over the internet over the last few days. It has had more than 200,000 views on the international image website Imgur.
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